Tokyo’s New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time

People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have actually topped 4,000– nearly 4 times as numerous as a week back.

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Individuals in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have actually topped 4,000– almost four times as lots of as a week earlier.

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Records have been set nearly every day recently in Tokyo, however not all of them have been by professional athletes completing in the Olympics. Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a small dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys greatest daily counts on record.

Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to areas around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the overwhelming COVID-19 surge.

Records have actually been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by athletes completing in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing just a small dip on Thursday, when they totaled 3,300– still one of the citys highest daily counts on record.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to locations around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the overwhelming COVID-19 rise. Tokyos state of emergency will be extended through the end of August.

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